I have been feeling pretty proud of myself lately for all the planning and effort and everything I have put in to date toward all of the planning and everything that has happened in the last 75+ days since we left the continental United States to start living our dream retirement. Hotels, plane tickets, vehicle rentals, etc. That feel good has came to an end….. Dammit Emmit~!
I did not think about the yearly ritual of ours of sending out a ton of Christmas cards to family and friends. The time factor I might have been able to work around, (taking anywhere from 10-21 days to get to the states) but I did not factor in that it will cost $3.00 to $5.00 for each card to mail from here, and that’s just the postage. I won’t even go into what it takes to get something mailed from the islands.
I was really looking forward to sending a personalized card of us sitting on a beach or lounging in the pool knowing the bulk of our family and friends were back at home, freezing their collective asses off. 🙂
So, with that being said – I am letting you all know – this year – we will NOT be sending Christmas cards out – to any one. It is not because we don’t love [or miss] you all, it has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans or whether we believe in Santa Claus or the spirit of Christmas. I just plain ole screwed up and did not factor in everything I needed to, to be able to send out our normal ration of Christmas cards. My deepest and sincere apologies. (We’ll make it up by putting you for a little bit if you want to come to visit us in St. Croix~) 😉
If you want to send hate mail, words of encouragement, bags of poop (but please don’t) chain letters, bulk mail, bundles of money, whatever….. our mailing address is on the home page of this blog. So please, please, PUH-LEASE forgive us…… we’ll be back at it next year, and then we can send out those cards of us, not freezing our asses off – So – Here is wishing you ALL –
A very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years~!!